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CNN
Oct 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
lothian, reporting live from denver this morning. >>> perhaps the bigger loser last night was jim lehrer. the reviews are in and they're not good. some say he blew it, the worst moderator ever. bill keller called lehrer road kill. he could not even level an attack directed at his own network. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i like pbs, big bird. i actually like you, too, but i'm not going to keep spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for it. >> cnn political analyst and editorial director of the national journal. hi, ron. >> good morning, carol. >> i know it's not the most important issue of the night. plenty of people actually think lehrer helped mitt romney by allowing him so much time to answer questions. fair? >> i don't know. he has been an important force in presidential debates. last night was not a good night for him. the new format has a lot of strength, allows you to drill down on a subject, providing sustained focus on one area at a time. and he simply did not take advantage of it. he didn't have meaningful follow-ups. he didn't challenge them. he
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 2:00pm EDT
tonight's debate less than seven hours away. let's go straight to denver and to jim acosta. and, jim, does team romney, do they see the polls we ran through, is this a sign the race is tightening, is the wind in romney's sails, is it there going into tonight? >> they do, actually. i just got off the phone with a couple of romney campaign sources, brooke. i can tell you that the romney campaign does see this race tightening right now and that their game plan for tonight, as it was laid out to me, is to make sure that trajectory as one romney campaign source put it continues. they want to see the race continue to tighten. it is interesting to give you a couple of nuggets i got off the phone call a few moments ago, they are not going to be looking for a knockout punch tonight. what they're hoping to do for the american people is show a contrast, a clear contrast as they call it between the president's handling of the economy and what mitt romney would do were he elected president to fix the economy. so that is basically the game plan from the romney campaign, do no harm and live to figh
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm EDT
-- >> romney did have his own awkward moderator moment. >> i'm sorry, jim. i'm going to stop this subsidy to pbs. i'm going to stop other things, and i like pbs. i love big bird. i actually like you too. >> one of the most surprising parts of the president's performance was what he did not say. no mention of romney's infamous 47% remark, no talk about bain capital, nothing about romney's own taxes. he did play the romney is a hypocrite card when it comes to health care. >> the irony is that we've seen this model work really well in massachusetts because governor romney did a good thing working with democrats in the state to set up what is essentially the identical model and as a consequence people are covered there. it hasn't destroyed jobs. >> romney, who ran from his massachusetts health care plan during the gop primaries, now used it to tag to the middle for the general election. >> i like the way we did it in massachusetts. i like the fact that in 3450i my state we had republicans and democrats come together and work together. what you did instead was to push through a plan without a sin
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 11:00am PDT
, better quality. i believe in competition. >> jim, if i can just respond very quickly. first of all, every study has shown that medicare has lower administrative costs than private insurance does, which is why seniors are generally pretty happy with it. and private insurers have to make a profit. nothing wrong with that. that's what they do. and so you've got higher administrative costs, plus profit, on top of that, and if you are going to save any money through what governor romney's proposing, what has to happen is that the money has to come from somewhere. and when you move to a voucher system, you are putting seniors at the mercy of those insurance companies, and over time, if traditional medicare has decayed or fallen apart, then they're stuck. and this is the reason why aarp has said that your plan would weaken medicare, substantially, and that's why they were supportive of the approach that we took. one last point i want to make. we do have to lower the cost of health care. not just in medicare -- >> in a minute. >> but overall. >> okay. >> that's a big topic. >> i want to ge
CNN
Oct 7, 2012 1:00pm PDT
preparing for the next debate. it's a must-win state to capture the white house. jim acosta is traveling with romney for us. >> reporter: fred, mitt romney is wrapping up a three-day campaign sweep through florida. the part was in debate prep and this is in port st. lucie, florida in front of an estimated crowd of 12,000 people. of course, over the last couple of days we heard mitt romney continue this victory lap after what was widely perceived to be a big victory in that first presidential debate. earlier this morning on the sunday talk shows, top obama campaign strategists went after mitt romney accusing him of making false statements. today in port st. lucie he fired about. >> you heard his answers or nonanswers. of course days later we hear his excuses, and next january we'll be watching him leave the wlous for the last time. >> reporter: next romney heads to virginia for a major foreign policy speech at the virginian military institute. after that the gop nominee will campaign in more critical battleground states like ohio and iowa. fred. >> thanks so much, jim. >>> for b
CNN
Oct 6, 2012 7:00pm EDT
cnn's jim acosta to look at how the republican is spinning the new unemployment rate. >> reporter: campaigning in virginia coal country, mitt romney tried to dig through the latest jobs numbers to make the case president obama has not hit pay dirt just yet. >> there were fewer new jobs created this month than last month, and the unemployment rate as you noted this year has come down very, very slowly but it's come down nonetheless. the reason it's come down this year is primarily due to the fact that more and more people have just stopped looking for work. >> reporter: still, one of romney's key metrics on the president's handling of the economy went up in smoke when the nation's unemployment rate dipped below 8%. >> 8% unemployment for over how many, 43 months? we still have unemployment above 8%. he told us he would get us back to work and hold unemployment below 8%. unemployment above 8% month after month after month. >> reporter: it's a political bar romney has repeatedly accused the president of failing to clear for months. a threshold the gop nominee repeated in his closing
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
was put there in the first place as jim crow reforms to suppress the black vote. we've tolerated it ever since. so, you know, there are some things like voter i.d. where people may say are similar to jim crow. this, unfortunately, is a vestage of jim crow. here in florida, you really only have two big points that this was used. one was right after the civil war, when it was greatly expand. it had been used for about 24 years before but greatly expanded right after the civil war. then you have governor scott putting it back in place after the prior republican governors decided to cut bait with that sordid history, affirm people's right to vote and affirm their right to a second chance. >> ben gjealous and kem bra praidi, we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> will president obama beat himself in the debate? we'll talk. of any small business credit card! how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! woo-hoo!!! so that's ten security gators, right? put them on my spark card! why settle for less? testing hot tar...
CNN
Oct 9, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. jim acosta is with him. jim, of course good news for the romney campaign, but what does this mean for the campaign, what changes are you seeing on the road? >> reporter: well, one thing that we have seen over the last several days, the crowds are getting bigger for mitt romney out on the campaign trail. we're at an event in van meter, iowa, chuck grassley is on stage getting the crowd warmed up to hear from the gop nominee. and just before that, josh romney was at the podium and he said what a lot of romney family members and even romney himself has been saying out on the campaign trail, and that is how about that debate last week. they do feel that that debate has energized voters, has also given undecided voters who were sort of looking at both candidates sort of a different look, a new look at mitt romney and they think that isle also a reason why the poll numbers are moving his direction. but we had a chance to listen to a senior romney adviser on the campaign plane heading in to iowa. kevin madden was talking to reporters. and we asked him what do you think about the new poll
CNN
Oct 10, 2012 12:00pm EDT
dealt with was our regional director jim and then ms. lamb. >> okay. same concerns. dcm also met in february and raised the same concerns in person and it is my understanding that ambassador kretz made phone calls. >> anyone that needs to answer that question, but the gentleman's time has expired. miss lamb? on behalf of miss lamb, ambassador kennedy. >> i want to -- >> briefly, please. >> absolutely, mr. chairman. i was asked on a different question, i was asked whether i was going to request a third extension of the sst. i consulted with my colleagues, and because our colleagues had put together -- >> that's not what you said earlier. you said you weren't involved and now you're telling me you are. which is it? >> you asked a specific question -- >> this question will be for the next round for both of you. with that, we recognize the gentleman from ohio, also, mr. kucinich. >> thank you very much, mr. chairman. mr. kennedy has testified today u.s. interests and values are at stake in libya and that the u.s. is better off because we went to benghazi. really? you think that after te
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 8:00am PDT
are from other countries. so the whole world will be watching. >> and jim lahr is the moderator for debate number one. how long do the candidates get to answer the questions? because some candidates are pretty long-winded. >> reporter: they are, and that's going to be the struggle and one of the challenges for the moderator torrow as well as the other debate moderators, including candy crowley who will be moderating a debate later this month. 30 seconds to about a minute to answer a question. and of course there's a rebut l rebuttal. if we do see sharp exchange back and forth, sometimes the train can get off the track and the candidates tend to go after that. that's is the kind of must-see tv that people are looking for. we'd rather see the candidates engage one another, challenge one another on the issues, but 90 minutes, that's a lot of time for the candidates to try to explain why they should be the president and why voters should vote for them come november. >> so these guys are busy. anybody who has ever worked on a campaign knows it is one of the most grueling things the human
CNN
Oct 8, 2012 11:00am EDT
event is about to take place and our national political correspondent jim acosta is live on the campaign trail. he is live in lexington, virginia, where the foreign policy speech will take place. i understand you have seen a few parts of the speech and the excerpts. we've had some as well. tell me what your feel is when are you on the ground. are you getting a good feel for the mood of this campaign? has it taken an about turn? are we going to see an attack on the president or a different tack stick and a statesman that wants to layout his vision for the future. >> ashley, i think you will see a couple of those things. you ma i see both of those things when mitt romney gets out here in just a few moment from now. the romney campaign is pretty pleased with what the american people saw at that presidential debate last week. they saw mitt romney going toe to toe with president obama and so now is another chance they think for the american people to say mitt romney filling out the role as commander in chief and laying out his foreign policy principles and then after the speech is ov
CNN
Oct 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
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CNN
Oct 6, 2012 11:00am PDT
, things are going on track. jim messina, the obama campaign manager sent out an e-mail touting the numbers. it reassures the base, saying forget about the debate. the people are with us and we have the money to carry the campaign forward. >> sometimes timing is everything. how crucial is this boon in cash collections with just a month to go before election day? >> it's tremendous. again, the debate was one thing, but the campaign is being waged in a series of battleground states on television airwaves, in mailboxes. really trying to reach voters. the romney campaign has said they have been saving up a bunch of money for this last sort of stretch. this money also shows that the obama campaign really can count on small donors and online fund-raising and raising money from text messages. they had started doing that this year, too, in a way that the romney campaign cannot. republicans have criticized romney for spending a lot of time in high-dollar fund-raisers, taking time away from the campaign trail, but he has to do that because he doesn't have the connections with the grassroots t
CNN
Oct 10, 2012 8:00am PDT
for sure. jim acosta is there live. he's been following the governor. so i heard they're in the building. they're still doing some glad-handing, meeting people in the crowd. set the stage of the people and that particular location before they begin to speak live. >> reporter: yeah, ashleigh, and we got a sneak preview of the message from these two politicians last night at a joint event that they had in cuyahoga falls, ohio, in the northern part of the state. right now we're just north of columbus, ohio. and we heard chris kis ty warmiwarm i warming up the crowd. he was a runner-up in the vice presidential selection process for romney, but he is a popular trail buddy, if you will, out on the campaign trail for mitt romney. and we heard chris christie say last night at that event in cuyahoga falls -- and going back to a line that president obama used at an event recently when he said he couldn't change washington from the inside, that it has to be changed from the outside. and chris christie said last night at that event that, well, president obama should go ahead and take that t
CNN
Oct 10, 2012 2:00pm EDT
for you today on mitt romney's evolution on abortion. jim acosta, he is with the romney campaign on a bus, somewhere in central ohio. and, jim, this latest statement here on abortion, it seems to conflict not only with some of what romney previously said dating years back, but then you also have his spokeswoman andrea sul on the very same day saying, this, quote, governor romney would of course support legislation aimed at providing greater protects for life. jim acosta, i'm confused. fill me in. >> well, brooke, let me tell you what the romney campaign said about all of this. andrea saul, you mentioned her a few moments ago, spokeswoman for the romney campaign, when she was first asked about this by the national review, she gave the statement that governor romney would support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life, but when she was contacted by cnn, she gave a different statement and said mitt romney is proudly pro-life and will be a pro-life president. and you might be wondering what is the distinction here. i think this might explain why you and many other vie
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 2:00pm EDT
romney, get out there, pick a fight, and win it. jim acosta with me now from the romney campaign. the debate, of course, tomorrow night in denver, you, sir, are in littleton, colorado. should we take mitt romney at face value when he says this debate is not about me winning? >> reporter: well, brooke, i think this is all part of the debate expectations game that has been going on for several days now. i think you also sort of heard mitt romney downplay some of the talk that has been going on since the new york times reported over the weekend that, you know, mitt romney is preparing all the zingers for the debate and you heard people saying maybe he's not preparing zingers. a lot of this is the head fake to the head fake to the head fake. of course, mitt romney and the president are both probably working on lines of attack that they'll deliver at this debate. that is sort of standard operating procedure. you saw that scott brown, elizabeth warren debate last night in massachusetts. this is what campaigns do. this is what candidates do. but i will tell you that mitt romney has been behi
CNN
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
. cnn national political correspondent jim acosta is at the virginia military institute where romney will speak in just a little over two hours. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, carol. that's right. after what was widely perceived as a big victory for mitt romney on the issue of domestic policies at that first presidential debate, he's going to be going after the president on foreign policy at that speech at the virginia military institute here in lexington later on this morning. and the campaign did release some excerpts from the speech that we could look at to sort of see where he might be going with this address later on this morning. a few things to point out, carol. he's going to be going after the president as you mentioned just a few moments ago on those diplomatic attacks in benghazi, libya. he's going to be talking about that attack as the work of al qaeda, saying that that was likely the work of the same forces that attacked the united states on september 11th. now, a few other things he's going to be talking about. he's going to be calling for new sanctions, s
CNN
Oct 5, 2012 2:00pm EDT
reaction from mitt romney, here is jim acosta. >> reporter: after a couple of days of very positive reviews for his debate performance against president obama, mitt romney is running in political news that may be blunting that momentum. the new unemployment report showing that the jobless rate has dipped below 8%, really taking away one of his key lines of attack against the president. for months, mitt romney has been saying the president failed to take the nation's unemployment rate below 8%, but at an event here in coal country in virginia, romney found a new way to crunch the numbers. here is what he had to say. >> there were fewer new jobs created this month than last month, and the unemployment rate, as you noted this year, has come down very, very slowly. but it has come down nonetheless. the reason it has come down this year is primarily due to the fact that more and more people have just stopped looking for work. >> reporter: now for much of this weekend, romney will be campaigning across the state of florida, a state where the economic message will resonate on the state's u
CNN
Oct 5, 2012 9:00am PDT
of how both of these candidates reacted to jim? is there anything that you learned from it or that you saw that you'll take into the next one? >> you know, the interesting thing to me is that everybody was talking about jim when it was over, and i paid no attention to him simply because i'm sitting there writing down where i saw holes in their arguments thinking, oh, this would be good, oh, this would be a good follow-up, oh, what happened here? that kind of thing. i wasn't as sort of tuned in. i was in the debate hall, so that's, as you know, kind of a wholly different thing. what i take from it is that they certainly are both going to take whatever time they feel they can get to put their views out. i get it. this is an important debate. i think there are times when the time structures drive people crazy. you know, it's kind of what they agreed on. you know, obviously at some point you need to take control, but i don't think you take control because you can or you should, but i think you take control because you want the conversation to move and not kind of be stuck on it. >> all
CNN
Oct 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
not raised by the moderator jim lehrer and i think the romney campaign was surprised on that. mitt romney had an answer to go and that's the one you heard last night. as for what you're talking about on whether mitt romney is shifting his policies, the obama campaign thinks he is. listen to the president yesterday on the campaign trail. >> when i got on the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. but i know it couldn't have been mitt romney. because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy and yet the fellow on the stage last night who looked like mitt romney said he did not know anything about that. >> you can hear a lot more from the obama campaign and the candidate himself on that. the romney campaign, carol, pushing back saying, no, when it comes to health care, taxes, this is the same mitt romney and he's being consistent. the fight will continue. >> yes, it will. paul steinhauser, many thanks. >>> price tag for your child's college diploma isn't getting any
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 9:00am PDT
in the camera and talk to us and jim lair is a great american. he is a wonderful moderator. talk to us. talk to us in our living rooms and our kitchens. whether we're working, watching at the airport. >> president, don't get down. look straight in the camera. don't give us long sentences. keep it clear. keep it concise. mr. president, you're going to do a good job. >> what an anniversary. spend is doing a debate here. i want both of you to take a look at this. this is the latest poll that came out, cnn-orc poll. latino voters choice for the president. whopping 70% chose president obama compared with 26 terz for mitt romney. romney here is doing worse than john mccain did back in 2008 who got 31%. the latino vote. also worse than george w. bush in 2004 who got 44% of the latino. anna, to you. is there anything at this point that romney can do to get the latino support up? >> well, suzanne, i think praying on novina might help. look, he -- we had a tough primary on the republican side. i think mitt romney has been an unknown commodity to his hispani hispanics. he doesn't come from a b
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 8:00am PDT
enjoyed the economic stuff. when it got to the role of golf, jim lehrer asked that and i thought they stated their case and mitt romney stated it well where he said he doesn't believe the federal government can do much that is better than the private sector can be left to do or individuals can do and barack obama, you know, he started by saying the major role of government is keeping its people safe. but that is a fundamental disagreement between conservatives and liberals. i think -- i don't know that too many people would have been confused about their answers or would have expected them to say something else but i think it's important that your vote this time around is determined by what role you think government should have. the key difference to remeer is in the last four years with the economic collapse, we live in a world, in a country where 71% of economic decisions are directed by the american, by the voter, by the consumer. when that drops, because of the fact that people don't have money and they don't have jobs, who fills in for it? >> the fed. >> that is what some of the
CNN
Oct 10, 2012 6:00am PDT
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